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Vaccines for CHP Kids

Governor: Funding to acquire vaccines for undocumented children enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is transferred from the Department of Health (DOH) to the Health Care Authority. DOH is no longer authorized to purchase the vaccine but will continue to distribute to providers.
House: Funding is provided to work with the Department of Health to acquire vaccines for approximately 18,500 children enrolled in Apple Health who are ineligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Senate: Funding to acquire vaccines for undocumented children enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is provided to the Health Care Authority. Vaccines were previously purchased for undocumented children by the Department of Health (DOH) using federal discretionary 317 Direct Assistance (DA) funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has disallowed the use of 317 DA funds for vaccines for children in the CHIP program.